Manners 101

Friday, April 24th, 2009 | Screed!

My goodness, but this country needs a refresher course in eating in public. Why is it that the concept of “put food in mouth, close mouth, then chew” is so difficult for so many? Did that many people not have mothers or grandmothers?

Makes me crazy.

Ok. I’m done now.

5 Comments to Manners 101

2fs
4/24/2009

If only it were only ugly eating habits: the very concept that other humans deserve consideration seems alien to a lot of people. Don’t mind me yelling about my infected genitals on the cell phone while standing in line at Burger King, dropping my cigarette butts on the ground as if magical butt gnomes will pick them up (not to mention presuming the right to poison and stankify everyone else’s air), swing into the far lane while turning without signalling, etc. etc. etc.

As with everything else, I blame Ronald Reagan.

2fs
4/24/2009

ps: Reagan is also to blame for the grammatical lapse in the last phrase of the first paragraph, of course.

mom
4/24/2009

and who is the evil chewing monkey? maybe a few cubicles away?

Dad
4/25/2009

Would these be the same people who think that proper dress at dinner always includes a cap?

czeltic girl
4/25/2009

2fs — I blame Reagan for so very many things, even if he isn’t actually responsible. Whatever it is, he deserves it.

Mom — Don’t specifically remember the exact trigger for the screed. It seems to be sooooo many people these days. It’s actually kind of surprising to find someone who chews with their mouth closed these days. (And don’t get me started on people who chew gum like cows chewing their cud. If I wanted to hear you make smacking noises, I’d come over and hit you. Grrrr.)

As for other offenses, I could rant on for hours. I felt the need to limit myself to just the one grievance. Wanted to be able to get out and enjoy the nice day a bit.

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